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Nude Jogger in Calif. Park Startling Horseback Riders

January 26, 2007

Who was that undressed man?

That's the question startled hikers, bikers and horseback riders are asking about a jogger seen streaking through an open space preserve in Saratoga, Calif., wearing nothing but sneakers, glasses and a black tam... Read More


Horse Rescued from Icy Wisconsin Pond

January 26, 2007

Firefighters and sheriff's department responders pulled to safety a horse that had fallen through the ice of a private pond in the town of Wilson, Wisc., on Wednesday (Jan. 24), the Read More


America's Horse Championships on NBC Reaches 5.8 Million Viewers

January 21, 2007

It's not often that equestrian events are highlighted on national television networks. However, on Jan. 7, more than 5.8 million viewers got a ringside seat to learn more about Quarter Horses through the America's Horse Championships on NBC... Read More


Agricultural Guest-Worker Bill Introduced in Washington

January 16, 2007

As many as 1.5 million undocumented farm workers and their relatives currently living and working in the United States could gain legal status under an ambitious agricultural guest-worker plan introduced Jan. 10 on Capitol Hill.

The... Read More


Equine Photographer's Network Offering Photo Contest

January 16, 2007

All professional and amateur photographers who seek to capture the ideal image of the horse are invited to enter the Online Photography Contest sponsored by the Equine Photographers' Network.

The deadline for entries is March 1. Winners wil... Read More


SDSU Building Home for Equestrian Team

January 15, 2007

The future home of South Dakota State University's fledgling equestrian team is under construction in Brookings, S.D.

Though currently just some reinforcing bars rising from a concrete slab near the Highway 14 bypass, the giant barn will be... Read More


Purina Mills Horse Owners Workshops Provide Nutrition Information

January 14, 2007

The Purina Mills Horse Business Group is announcing the 13th year of its largest and most popular equine event. The Purina Mills Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW) is a local education and entertainment program that provides horse owners with the... Read More


SmartPak Selects Equine Advisory Council

January 08, 2007

SmartPak announced today (Jan. 8) that it is forming an Equine Veterinary Advisory Council consisting of four equine practitioners. With a long-standing commitment to equine health, SmartPak intends to use this council to help the company stay on... Read More


EasyCare Joins the Equine Quality Alliance

January 07, 2007

EasyCare was honored to be asked to join the Equine Quality Alliance and is proud to be a new member. The EQA is a conglomerate of small companies who work together to promote high-quality products in the equine industry. Goals include marketing... Read More


1870s Dead Horse Photo Sparks Mystery

January 05, 2007

Who is that mysterious, elegant man? And why is he sitting on a dead horse? Such are some of the questions sparked by a black-and-white photograph taken in Sheboygan, Wisc., between 1876 and 1884 that has led to nationwide curiosity,... Read More


Riders Invited to Join Best of America by Horseback Tour

January 01, 2007

The national television show, Best of America by Horseback, has announced today its dates and schedule for their 2007 Grand Tour of America, inviting trail riders from all over to ride with them on location while filming for their... Read More


Five Finalists Vie for the Title of Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year

December 24, 2006

On Jan. 13, 2007, when the elite of the horse world meet in Louisville, Ky., for the 2007 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, the name of the 2006 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This... Read More


New Lexington Park to Honor Black Horsemen

December 08, 2006

A new park designed to commemorate northeast Lexington's role in the history of thoroughbred racing is in the planning stages, with proponents saying it will help the city and blacks reclaim their places in racing history.

The park will be... Read More


World Champion Blacksmiths Creates Partnership Program

November 28, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC, has launched a World Champion Partner Program to recognize supporters of the World Championship Blacksmiths Series, and organization. This exclusive group will gain unparalleled exposure to World Championship... Read More


International Hoof-Care Summit Brings Vets and Farriers Together

November 14, 2006

Farriers and equine veterinarians from the United States, Europe, and Mexico are expected to attend the fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati Convention Center and the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Jan. 30 through... Read More


USDA Accepting Nominations for Foreign Animal Disease Program

November 10, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is currently accepting nominations for its spring 2007 Smith-Kilborne training program on foreign animal diseases.

The Smith-Kilborne program takes its name fro... Read More


Dover Opening New Store in Crofton, Md.

November 09, 2006

Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover Saddlery (Nasdaq: DOVR), announced Nov. 8 that the Grand Opening of its new Crofton, Md., store will take place December 1-3. Equestrians are invited to join in the Grand Opening... Read More


Cushion Track Praised as Hollywood Park Opens

November 02, 2006

Victor Espinoza took only two races to become the first jockey to ride a winner over both Hollywood Park's new Cushion Track and Keeneland's Polytrack. Second in Hollywood's autumn meet opener Nov. 1, Espinoza won the second race aboard Robert... Read More


"Q-Bugs" Allow Spectators to Listen to Commentary at AQHA World Show

October 26, 2006

Get the Q-Bug buzz at this year's American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, and learn everything you wanted to know about the great horses and competitors vying for world champion honors.

Everyone will have the... Read More


AQHA Sets Record with 100 Rides in 2006

October 19, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association Ride program has reached a new milestone by hosting 100 Rides around the world in 2006. The 100th Ride will take place near AQHA headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, Dec. 2 at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.

This... Read More


17-inch Mare Recognized as World's Smallest Horse

October 09, 2006

Thumbelina, a 17-inch-tall Miniature horse, has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest horse, reports the London Daily Mail.

The 5-year-old mare weighed eight pounds at birth and... Read More


AQHA and Tractor Supply Company Team for Special Event Saturday

September 29, 2006

Spend your Saturday at the American Quarter Horse Association Out Here With Horses Special Event! AQHA would like to invite all horse-interested people to your local Tractor Supply store tomorrow (Sept. 30)! AQHA and its new Corporate... Read More


World Championship Blacksmiths Accepted as a Chapter of AFA

September 16, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC (WCB) out of Ithaca, Nebraska, was accepted as a chapter of the American Farrier's Association (AFA) at the mid-year Board of Directors meeting in Albuquerque, NM on September 9th. WCB is led by CEO, Craig... Read More


Champion Steeplechaser Hirapour to Undergo IRAP Treatment

September 13, 2006

Eldon Farm's Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechaser and a Grade II winner this summer, will undergo a new treatment for a bone chip in his left ankle in hopes of racing this fall in the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase and... Read More


Smartpak Store to Host "Get Smart" Series on Equine Health

August 29, 2006

SmartPak will be offering monthly in-depth discussions on a range of equine health topics at their new store in Natick, Mass.

Starting on September 13th, SmartPak’s medical director, Lydia Gray, DVM, will offer the latest research and... Read More